Join Francesca Lo Cascio and Carolina Daza for a HEALTHY, HAPPY, INSPIRING and VIBRANT Yala Collective week in Mexico!
7Days of Yoga, natural food, Caribbean beaches, local culture, and visits of the astonishing Riviera Maya.
YALA Collective's upcoming Yoga Journey is at one of Mexican’s gems: Riviera Maya.
At Riviera Maya, healthy vacationing meets natural beauty to create a complete regenerating experience filled with adventure, local culture and relaxation.
Carolina Daza together with Francesca Lo Cascio have chosen the enchanting Boho Eco chic boutique Resort as our host in Riviera Maya, located near the Akumal Turtle beach between Playa de Carmen and Tulum.
Embark in a holistic week full of yoga, amazing beaches and delightful vegetarian local meals. Wake up in the beauty of Boho Eco Chic boutique resort immersed in pure nature .
- 7 days of healthy journey in Riviera Maya all included
- Morning class of Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga
- Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
- Outdoor experiences in the most beautiful natural spots and beaches of Riviera Maya
- Massages, healthy therapy, relaxation…
- Flight to Cancun
Yoga classes and Meditations are mainly held in English, but our staff also speaks French, Spanish and Italian.
Akumal Bay's beach, also called "Land of the turtles" is located at a short ride - experience long stretch of beautiful white sand and bright blue water. Akumal really is the jewel of the coastline. Once a secret, Akumal has become a popular beach destination in the Riviera Maya. Located 100 km (62 miles) south of Cancún, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, this quaint beach town boasts some of the finest white sand beaches in the Riviera Maya with lots of natural palm tree shade. Is one of the best place for snorkeling with turtles.
TULUM, Exploring the Maya Culture
The Mayan city of Tulum stands 130 km south and 700 years away of Cancun. But the contrast between the two can be measured in more than just distance and time. Cancun is a string of large resort hotels which did not exist prior to 1974 and which specialize in the expected. Tulum, on the other hand, was built late in the thirteenth century, during what is known as the Mayan post-classic period. With a little imagination and knowledge, the ruins become a giant puzzle waiting to be pieced together.
Each Mayan city had a specific purpose, and Tulum was no exception. It was a seaport, trading mainly in turquoise and jade. As well as being the only Mayan city built on a coast, Tulum was one of the few protected by a wall. Made of limestone, the 784-metre wall encloses the site on three sides, is seven metres thick, and varies between three and five metres in height. No doubt this fortification helped preserve the seaport.
FRANCESCA LO CASCIO
Italian architect and interior designer, Francesca expresses her creative flair in her job as much as in her everyday life. Francesca found the spark of her passions nurturing inner balance and a healthy lifestyle based on yoga, natural eating and creativity.
Her yoga story started in Thailand in 2002, where she studied Hatha Yoga in Pai, and progressively refined her studies in Vinyasa Yoga in India at Richikesh's Tattvaa Centre, in Paris with Mika de Brito and Gerard Arnauld and in the United Stated with Paulie Zink, founder of Yin yoga. She studied the Chakra balancing technique with Jana Johnson in Bali.
Deeply inspired by the work of her teachers Dr. Anodea Judith and Selene Vega, she recently completed an intensive training in the Phsycology of Chakras. Currently she focuses her attention and studies around phsychology, bioenergy and movement.
In 2014 she decided to create Yala Collective to connect with others, while sharing passions and evolving her vision and love for living.
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Tulum has been rated the best beach in Mexico and one of the top five beaches in the world in 2011 and 2012, according to the Traveler's Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. Paraiso Beach, highly recommended by tour guides and locals when you visit the Tulum Mayan ruins, is situated just southeast of this incredible Mayan site. Calm waves, intense turquoise waters, soft white sand and a bohemian vibe set the stage for an unforgettable vacation.
Cenote Azul is quite large. There are several different areas with various depths, so if you are not a strong swimmer you can bring a lifejacket or rent one on site for a minimal fee. You can bring snacks and drinks or there is a small “shop” that sells bags of chips. The main cenote area has a cliff that you can jump from. Just as entertaining is the people-watching as they try to convince themselves to do it. Not a fan of heights? No sweat, there’s dock if you want to be able to jump without the height factor.
Carolina, a.k.a "The Global Yogini" is a multi-faceted artist and globe-trotter. She completed her 500HR Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (Yoga Alliance) in Paris with Gérald Disse & Linda Munro at Ashtanga Yoga Paris and has been leading retreats for numerous years.
Her teachers of Pranayama, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy are Sri OP Tiwari, Suddhir Tiwari of Kaivalyadhama Institute and Smta Hansayi Jayadeva from The Yoga Institute in Mumbai.
Carolina continues to advance her thesis in Contemporary Arts at Université Paris VIII and completed a second master's in Art, Culture and Food Studies at New York University (NYU). While her studies at NYU, she lived at the Bhakti Center prime ashram in the Lower East Side of Manhattan together with her teacher Divya Alter, founder of the Bhagavat Life. Carolina has studied with senior level Ashtanga Yoga teachers such as Chuck Miller, Ron Reid, David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor.
CAROLINA DE LA CUESTA
Carolina de la Cuesta is a committed happiness cultivator
Carolina is a Colombian yoga instructor living in Paris, where she develops her project “Yoga for Happiness”. Her motto share wellbeing information, inspire for positive changes and motivate people to train body and mind to improve their personal « Happynometer".
As a former athletism champion in Colombia, she loves helping people to win : she supports people to gain self-confidence, joy and accomplishment.
Carolina together with her husband founded in 2014 a happiness agency, named Akashic Production. She shares yoga in group and individual sessions and she proposes creatives workshops linking yoga and mood food (happy food). She is a happiness researcher, using yoga as a main toolbox. She loves to be inspired by other personal development techniques for cultivate and spread happiness inside and around her.